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Waxwings (in Greater Manchester)


12 just now 1730 between end Capenhurst Cl and Floats Rd in bare Ash, Wythenshawe.



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12 Waxwing still 09.35 coming to Cotoneaster at the end of Capenhurst Close, Wythenshawe. Right leg colour ring combinations noted : blue over red & yellow over blue

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14 flew in around 3-45 plenty of berries still on trees.

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1 of the Waxwings had a blue and a yellow ring on each leg



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The 14 Waxwing arrived at 13.25 (after an absence of 2.5-3 hrs apparently) and still present at 14.00, dropping down from the top of an Ash tree to feed on Cotoneaster berries at the and of Capenhurst Close, Wythenshawe

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Flock near Wythenshawe hospital Clay lane

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14 Waxwings still by 4pm at the end of Capenhurst Close, Wythenshawe, coming to Cotoneaster berries

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They were still there yesterday teatime, three of them sharing a lamppost with a woodpigeon by the multistorey car park. I almost walked past them but happened to glance up and saw their crests waving in the wind. They've been reported again this morning.

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15 March: 3 Waxwings by the Bramhall Moor Lane entrance to Stepping Hill hospital this afternoon.

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10 Waxwings in trees on the Rochdale canal in Failsworth between Ashton Road west and Tesco this afternoon.

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7 on Clarendon Road, Audenshaw



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Wednesday 17th January 2024 at 10:45 hrs:

8 Waxwing flew into top of tree above RHS Bridgewater car park. They came from Bridgewater Canal direction, stayed for barely a minute, then flew off in direction of Boothstown. No sign of them later.

-- Edited by Steve Judge on Wednesday 17th of January 2024 01:02:08 PM

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Had a few walks by in recent days but haven't see any waxwings (from the small carpark at back of Jerk Junction), though there was a single redwing in one of the small trees in a garden.

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11 Waxwings still at Whaley Range in gardens behind Jerk Junction occasionally flying down from tall trees to feed on Sorbus berries at 2.15pm. Still plenty of berries left.

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Just the 1 Waxwing behind Jerk Junction. Whaley Range at 2:30 today. It was only present for 1 minute before flying off south towards Chorlton. Also 7 Redwing and 1 Fox.

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10 Waxwing still seen from rear of Jerk Junction, Seymour Grove, Whalley Range at 1:30 pm

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Waxwings still behind Jerk Junction at 11.30

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11 waxwings in tall trees behind Jerk Junction, Whalley Range this morning (I left just before 11)
Mostly high in the trees preening and some flitting
Small car park was a good place to spot

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Now 11 waxwings viewed from small car park behind jerk junction, Whalley range this morning.

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10 waxwing again this morning in same area of Jerk Junction Seymour Grove Whalley Range.



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 31st of December 2023 01:09:18 PM

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10 Waxwing moving from large Sycamore tree to a small Sorbus tree ( behind wooden fence)at the rear of Jerk Junction Seymour Grove Whalley Range.

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2 at Barton today by the entrance to Macro and a possible 10 others between aj bell and big bear



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Tuesday 26th of December 2023 05:11:29 PM

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Late news for yesterday: c. 20 in hawthorn opposite entrance to Makro near Barton airport

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18 waxwings in the tops of some trees along Parkside Road (M33 3HT), Sale (near junction with Marsland Road) at around 11am today (25th December).

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6 Waxwing in poplar tree Albert Road, Heaton Moor.

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Circa 12 Waxwings in trees on the motorway bend from the M60 to the M56. Suggest you dont stop to look! Merry Christmas

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5 waxwings still present this morning at 9.55am in back garden of 24 Stratton Road, Whalley range. Nice to see just 5 mins from home.

Merry Christmas everyone.

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5 Waxwing still present by Manchester Road, Whaley Range at 15:15.



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 24th of December 2023 04:31:56 PM

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5 Waxwing still at 2pm in gardens as viewed between 22-24 Stratton Road, M16, Whalley Range. Earlier they were in the big tree on the road outside no. 30 being pushed by a Magpie

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There are 5 waxwings off Manchester Road, Whalley Range. They are in a tall tree between Stratton Road and Woodside Road behind Jerk Junction take away.

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At 10.30am there were 14 Waxwings in a tree exactly opposite the bus stop shelter in front of Morrison's at Hyde. I could hear a bird trilling just above the sound of the traffic. There were 2 or 3 birds there soon joined by others. They only stayed for 3 or 4

mins and flew off, when I was able to count them. The birds flew past the front entrance of Morrisons then changed direction up the side of the motorway towards the bus station. There is a rowan by the side of the store where I have photographed them in the

past but all the berries have long gone. Last Friday I checked all the central areas in Hyde, where I have seen them in past years but I couldn't find any berries at all. There are plenty of cotoneaster berries across the motorway from the bus station. They only

seem to feed on them when the berries on taller trees and shrubs have gone, no doubt they are more liable to disturbance on the lower shrubs. It might be worth checking this area for birders in and around Hyde.

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2 Waxwings flying South along Elmsway, Bramhall at 12.02 - they didn't stop!



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Forgot to put some photos of the waxwings from Sunday 10th of the waxwings in Hyde, bank Street.
From photos I took when they flew off in 3 flocks I counted a 90, 8 & 14 so there was a total of 112 there at one point.



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Only 1 Waxwing at Bank Street, Hyde this lunchtime. Spent about 20mins there and the single bird spent most of it roosting in the talls trees behind Road & Racing shop. It then came down and sat in the small trees out the front of the shop.

No sign of any others but then it was pretty miserable weather the whole time.

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Bank Street, Hyde - around 30 at about 14:00 - there were none when I got there, but then about 15 were seen in one of the taller trees, and then another 15 turned up - at one stage nearly all of them (I counted 28 and there were 1 or 2 elsewhere) in 1 tree on the pay&display car park giving nice close views - they didn't appear to be trying to feed at that time.

There are still 2 trees with lots of berries, 2 with some berries, and 2 that have been pretty much stripped - which would imply that they don't automatically just go for the tree with the most berries.



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100+ waxwings shortly after I arrived at bank Street, hyde, in trees opposite the road & racing motorcycles at 12.35pm flew off west soon after. Just coming back as I was finishing typing.

-- Edited by steven burke on Sunday 10th of December 2023 12:52:01 PM

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A further group of 6 feeding in rowan next to Illingworth Ingram along Clark Way, Hyde at 12.15pm

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c40 in berry trees again opposite Road and Racing on Bank Street at 11.50 but flew off south at 11.58

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Sat 9th Dec
I took Lucas to Hyde at lunchtime to see if I could get him his first Waxwings. Id already shown him photos of some yesterday and his reply was yeah bro I wanna see some of them

As soon as we came off the M67 slip road I was onto some in the trees next to Hyde Tyres on Clark Way. I counted 26. Then directly opposite in the trees near The Viceroy Indian (the old Jeckylls nightclub) another 16.
Then as if by magic another 18 appeared in a tree at the Motorbike shop making it 60.
The birds were ranging from Hyde Bus Depot, back to the Viceroy and the tyre garage, then all the way down to the Isuzu dealer passed the motorbike shop.
Just so youre aware, theres berries galore along Clark Way, lots of trees & bushes laden with berries!


Before going home I thought Ill try Talbot Rd in Newton just for my own curiosity, its only 5 minutes away in the car. We pulled up at the location and there - was a tree full of Waxwings! I asked another observer if hed counted them and how long theyd been there.
He said 62 birds were present and had been there for well over an hour. I took some photos and I counted 71. They came down a few times to the berry trees before retreating to the treetops. We decided wed had our fill and we left, heading back towards Clark Way, and many of the Waxwings there were still present so I reckon theres a distinct possibility that c131 birds were in the Hyde area today.



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Between 60-70 Waxwing today at Talbot Road, Newton. The berry stocks are depleting fast.

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Still between 60-70 Waxwing on Talbot Road in Hyde at 12, but berries fast running out..



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Spent an hour and a half in Hyde this morning prior to it starting raining. The flock of Waxwings initially was at the top of a tree some 30-40 yds away from the main road but they gradually came closer to the two trees mentioned below and from time to time dropped down to feed on the berries. They were quite skittish, sometimes flying off the berries when a bus or lorry drove past. The flock, say around 45 birds, all departed for 15 minutes when a Sparrowhawk flew overhead, although the birds returned thankfully. Great to see.

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Just pulled up on Talbot Rd, Newton .... the orange berried Sorbus (which the birds were favouring) is now completely stripped .... still 30+ birds present feeding on the red berried tree closest to St Marys Road .... probably any berries left will get polished off tomorrow.
Reading Andys post it reminded me that the last time Waxwings were on Morrisons (Hyde) car-park they also fed on the trees next to the "Road & Racing" motor bike showroom on the by-pass, Clark Way.

Roger.

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30+ waxwings still at the Talbot road site, and another 23 in Morrison's car park (also Hyde) which I spotted from my car whilst driving back home just now

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13.00 today at Talbot Rd/St Marys Rd Hyde at least 33 Waxwings....wonderful.



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Late news 5th December.

There were 46 Waxwings on corner of Talbot Road and St Marys Road late yesterday afternoon. They were feeding in Rowans (plenty of berries left) and resting in tall poplars opposite. At 15.25 they all departed NE presumably to roost.

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c35 Waxwings in Hyde on Talbot Road/St Marys Road this morning.

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Newton, Hyde. 30+ Waxwings feeding on the Rowans on the corner of Talbot Road and St Marys Road.

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5 Waxwing circling over Four Lane Ends Over Hulton at 3.30pm today

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John Watson wrote:

There's a report of a birder being attacked, possibly by travellers, at Hindley. Take care folks


It's unfortunately not a report but a fact (though involved a traveller) having personally discussed it with the person in question. The incident happened on a public footpath just south of Low Hall Park close to the permanent traveller site there so it is indeed best to avoid that particular area.



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